LAWSG050 International Trade Law
|LAWSG050: INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW|
|Credit value:||30 credits (15 ECTS, 300 learning hours)|
|Other Teachers:||Alessandro Spano|
|Teaching Delivery:||20 x 2-hour weekly seminars, 10 seminars per term, Term One and Two|
|Who may enrol:||LLM students only|
|Must not be taken with:||None|
|Qualifying module for:||LLM in International Commercial Law;
LLM in Maritime Law
|Introductory video||Currently there is no introductory video for this module|
|Practice Assessment:||Opportunity for feedback on one optional practice essay per term (two in total)|
|Final Assessment:||One 3-hour unseen written examination (100%)|
The selling and purchasing of goods across territorial borders is an ancient yet sophisticated commercial activity. International trade involves interlocking contracts, including letters of credit and contracts of sale, carriage and insurance, all of which concern the minds of traders whilst performing this activity for profit.In pursuit of certainty and predictability in their affairs, traders around the world typically refer to English law in their sale contracts as the governing law.This module offers a study of the rights and obligations of buyers and sellers under contracts for the international sale of goods, focusing particularly on the English Sale of Goods Act 1979. Students can study this course whether or not they have previous experience of international trade law.
Please note this module does not cover questions of trade between nation states (e.g. matters relating to the World Trade Organisation)
Module reading lists and other module materials will be provided via online module pages, once students have made their module selections upon enrolment.